Aladin Desktop Silent Install (How-To Guide)

Aladin Desktop is an interactive software sky atlas allowing the user to visualize digitized astronomical images, superimpose entries from astronomical catalogues or databases, and interactively access related data and information from the Simbad database, the VizieR service and other archives for all known sources in the field. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Aladin Desktop from the command line using the MSI installer.

How to Install Aladin Desktop Silently

Aladin Sky Atlas – Desktop Version Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to:
  2. Download & Copy the Aladin.msi to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  4. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  5. Enter the following command: MsiExec.exe /i Aladin.msi /qn
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the Aladin Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Aladin
Vendor:Centre de Donnees astronomiques de Strasbourg
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i Aladin.msi /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x Aladin.msi /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa Aladin.msi /qn
Download Link:
PowerShell Script:
Detection Script:

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download links provided take you directly to the vendors website. Continue reading if you are interested in additional details and configurations.

Additional Configurations

Create a Aladin Desktop Installation Log File

The Aladin Desktop installer offers the option to generate a log file during installation to assist with troubleshooting should any problems arise. You can use the following commands to create a verbose log file with details about the installation.

Aladin Desktop Silent Install (MSI) with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i Aladin.msi /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\Aladin-Install.log"

Exclude the Aladin Desktop Shortcut During Install

Aladin Desktop Silent Install (MSI) with No Desktop Shortcut

MsiExec.exe /i Aladin.msi JP_INSTALL_DESKTOP_SHORTCUT="" /qn

Exclude the Aladin Start Menu Shortcut During Install

Aladin Desktop Silent Install (MSI) with No Start Menu Shortcut

MsiExec.exe /i Aladin.msi JP_INSTALL_STARTMENU_SHORTCUT="" /qn

How to Uninstall Aladin Desktop Silently

Check out the following posts for a scripted solution:

Aladin Desktop Install and Uninstall (PowerShell)
Aladin Desktop Silent Uninstall (PowerShell)
  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter one of the following commands:
VersionAladin Desktop Silent Uninstall String
12.00MsiExec.exe /x {873751F1-DF5D-3247-BC1C-D6C1E6DDBC76} /qn

Always make sure to test everything in a development environment prior to implementing anything into production. The information in this article is provided “As Is” without warranty of any kind.

Jason Bergner

I am an accomplished Software Engineer at Patch My PC, leveraging more than 18 years of hands-on experience in Configuration Manager administration and application packaging. I am driven by a genuine passion for solving complex problems and consistently strive to discover innovative and effective solutions. Sharing my extensive knowledge of application deployments is a true joy for me, and I am honored to contribute to the community here at Silent Install HQ.

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